Shortest Boxing Match

Great moment in boxing. Dec 29, 1953. Boxer Les Stork entered the ring, took one look at his opponent, and passed out.

I'm guessing that Stork was suffering from dehydration, or some other medical condition. But still, it cannot have been good for his reputation as a fighter.

Washington Post - Dec 30, 1953

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 06, 2016
     Category: Sports | Martial Arts | 1950s

I've never understood the fascination with boxing, let alone its status as a "sporting" event. If two guys were to do the same thing out back in an alley they would likely be arrested for disorderly conduct.
Posted by KDP on 07/06/16 at 02:23 PM
I'd black out right away in a boxing ring, unless my opponent were a 148-pound boxer.
Posted by Harvey on 07/06/16 at 06:24 PM
Here's a good way for a match to end:
Posted by Virtual on 07/06/16 at 09:55 PM
I think you're right about dehydration, Alex. He probably had to sweat off a few pounds to make the 148 pound weight limit for his fight. This also happens in high school and college wrestling matches.
Posted by Fritz G on 07/07/16 at 08:07 AM
Fritz: and that's yet another reason why boxing should not be considered a sport.
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/08/16 at 05:10 AM
Not only is it a sport, but it is the Sweet Science.

I would pass out too if I saw Mike Tyson coming after me or one of those MMA fighters, who win by either knocking their opponent out, choking them until they pass out, or by nearly breaking one of their limbs until the opponent taps out.
Posted by RobK on 07/08/16 at 12:06 PM
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